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International Louie Louie Day

Get ready to dance and sing on International Louie Louie Day! Celebrate the iconic song with friends, family, and good vibes.
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Get ready to rock and roll on April 11 as we celebrate International Louie Louie Day! This day is dedicated to the iconic song "Louie Louie", which has been covered by hundreds of artists and played on various occasions since its release in 1957. The song's catchy rhythm and mysterious lyrics have made it a timeless classic, with many interesting theories about its true meaning. So put on your dancing shoes and join in on the fun as we celebrate this beloved tune that has stood the test of time.

History of International Louie Louie Day

International Louie Louie Day Dates

International Louie Louie Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1955</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"Louie Louie" Written</div><div class='timeline-text'>Richard Berry wrote the iconic song "Louie Louie".</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1957</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"Louie Louie" First Release</div><div class='timeline-text'>The song was first recorded and released by Richard Berry and his band The Pharaohs.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1963</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>The Kingsmen Version</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Kingsmen released their popular version of the song, which brought it mainstream success.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Washington State Song Proposal</div><div class='timeline-text'>Efforts were made to make the Kingsmen's version of "Louie Louie" the official State song of Washington.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2003</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Louie Louie Day Established</div><div class='timeline-text'>International Louie Louie Day started being celebrated on April 11 to honor the song and its impact on pop culture.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2007</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Song's 50th Anniversary</div><div class='timeline-text'>The song’s 50th anniversary was celebrated with fanfare, showing its timeless appeal and influence.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate International Louie Louie Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a Louie Louie karaoke night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends over and have a karaoke night where everyone sings the classic song "Louie Louie" in their own unique way.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a Louie Louie themed cocktail</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put a spin on a classic cocktail and create a special drink to celebrate International Louie Louie Day. Bonus points if you can incorporate the lyrics of the song into the name of the drink.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go on a Louie Louie scavenger hunt</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Create a list of items related to the song "Louie Louie" and have friends split into teams to see who can find them all first. This could include items like a red scarf, a photo of an Egyptian pyramid, or a copy of the lyrics.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch a movie with "Louie" in the title</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>There are plenty of movies with "Louie" in the title, such as "Casablanca" or "The Jungle Book." Have a movie night and watch one of these films to celebrate International Louie Louie Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a Louie Louie dance party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put together a playlist of songs with "Louie" in the title or that reference the song "Louie Louie." Then, have a dance party with your friends and see who can come up with the best dance moves to these catchy tunes.</p></div></div>

Why We Love International Louie Louie Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a celebration of an iconic song</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>International Louie Louie Day is all about honoring and enjoying the famous song "Louie Louie" by The Kingsmen. This catchy tune has been covered by countless artists and is beloved by many - so what better way to pay tribute than with a holiday?</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It brings people together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>On International Louie Louie Day, music lovers from all over the world come together to celebrate and enjoy this iconic song. It's a chance to connect with others who share your love for music and have a good time!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a reminder of childhood memories</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>For many people, "Louie Louie" holds a special place in their hearts as it may have been a popular tune during their childhood or teenage years. Celebrating International Louie Louie Day brings back nostalgic memories and allows for a delightful trip down memory lane.</p></div></div>

5 Uncovered Secrets of Louie Louie Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Louie Louie is in the Grammy Hall of Fame</h3><p class='facts-content'>In 1999, The Kingsmen's version of "Louie Louie" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, embracing its cultural significance and enduring popularity.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Louie Louie Experienced an FBI Investigation</h3><p class='facts-content'>Due to misunderstood lyrics, the song was investigated by the FBI for possible indecent content. The investigation was ended without any charges, giving the song some unintended fame.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>There are Over 1,600 Covers of Louie Louie</h3><p class='facts-content'>This catchy song has been covered in many languages, by hundreds of artists across various genres making it one of the most recorded songs in history.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Original Lyrics are a Jamaican Sailor’s Tale</h3><p class='facts-content'>"Louie Louie" was initially written as a Jamaican sailor's tale. The song narratives a man sailing home to see his woman while constantly thinking about her.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>There Exists 'Louie Fest' Honoring the Song</h3><p class='facts-content'>In the mid-2000s, Tacoma, Washington began hosting 'Louie Fest,' an annual event centered around "Louie Louie" and its original artist, Richard Berry. The festival honors both the song and its creator.</p></div></div>

International Louie Louie Day FAQs

When is International Louie Louie Day?

International Louie Louie Day is celebrated on April 11th every year. In 2024, the holiday will occur on a Thursday.

International Louie Louie Day Dates

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2023

Apr 11

Tuesday

2024

Apr 11

Thursday

2025

Apr 11

Friday

2026

Apr 11

Saturday

2027

Apr 11

Sunday

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